Shakey Ground

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"Shakey Ground" is a 1975 R&B single by The Temptations. It was co-written by Funkadelic guitarist Eddie Hazel, who plays lead guitar on the song. Original Funkadelic bassist Billy "Bass" Nelson also plays on the song. The song is the last by the group to reach the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart: the song also crossed over to the pop chart, reaching number twenty-six on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was recorded by Phoebe Snow (for her 1976 album It Looks Like Snow), Van McCoy, Delbert McClinton, Etta James (on her 1989 album Seven Year Itch) and many other singers. Renée Geyer included the song on her album, Really Really Love You: Live at the Dallas Brooks Hall (1976). Fishbone recorded the song for their 2000 album Fishbone and the Familyhood Nextperience Present: The Psychotic Friends Nuttwerx. Aerosmith announced in May 2012 that they are including the song on their upcoming album Music from Another Dimension!, on which it ended up a Japan bonus track. Jam band, Max Creek has been performing the song since the 1980s and continues to do so today. Founding member of the Grateful Dead, Bob Weir, has also performed the song live over 20 times. Since 2012, Weir has performed the song with his bands Furthur, Ratdog, Dead & Company, Bob Weir and the Wolf Bros., as well as solo acoustic shows. 


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Lady luck and four leaf clovers
Won't be as hurt as I feel all over
My life was one special occasion
'Til you leave in depth with the situation

Well well well I'm standing on shakey ground, yay
Ever since you put me down, oh ho ho
Standing on shakey ground, yay
Ever since you put me down, ah

My car got repossessed this morning, yay
Harder times I haven't seen in years
Girl, you better throw me a life preserver
'Cause I'm about to drown in my own tears

Well well well standing on shakey ground, yay
Ever since you put me down, oh ho ho
Standing on shakey ground
Ever since you put me down

Well well well standing on shakey ground
Ever since you put me down

Standing on shakey ground
Ever since you put me down
Standing on shakey ground (standing, standing)
Standing, standing, standing on shakey ground (ground)
Got to stand, got to stand, standing on, standing on shakey ground, woo
Ever since you put me down
And I love standing on shakey ground
Ever since you put me down

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The Temptations

The Temptations are an American vocal group known for their success in the 60s and 70s at Motown Records. The group's repertoire has included, during its five-decade career, R&B, doo-wop, funk, disco, soul, and adult contemporary music. Known for their recognizable choreography, distinct harmonies, and flashy onstage suits, the Temptations have been said to be as influential to soul as The Beatles are to pop and rock. more »

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Written by: JEFFREY BOWEN, ALPHONSO BOYD, EDDIE HAZEL

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